Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy

 

Date of this Version

2009

Document Type

Article

Citation

PHYSICAL REVIEW B 80, 241415(R)

Comments

Used by permission.

Abstract

We determine the quantum scattering time Tq in six graphene samples with mobility of 4 400<μ <17 000 cm2 /V s over a wide range of carrier density (1.2<n<6X1012/cm2). Tq derived from Shubnikov–de Haas oscillation ranges ~25–74 fs, corresponding to a single-particle level broadening of 4.5–13 meV. The ratio of the transport to quantum scattering time Tt /Tq spans 1.5–5.1 in these samples, which can be quantitatively understood combining scattering from short-ranged centers and charged impurities located within 2 nm of the graphene sheet. Our results suggest that charges residing on the SiO2 surface play a dominant role in limiting carrier mobility in current samples.

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